Be thankful for things you take for granted. I wanted to join the Thankful Thursday blog hop today to remind everyone of how quickly life can change. It’s important to enjoy what you have each and every day. Mom’s broken ankle taught us all a real good lesson. The boot may be off, but the lessons learned are staying with us.
You all know what an active family we are. The morning Mom broke her ankle changed our lifestyle for a good two months and helped us to appreciate simple things that we always take for granted like walking. Mom got the boot off about three weeks ago now. It was a happy day, but the ankle is still healing, and getting back to normal is a slow process. One week after losing the boot, Mom and I were able to road trip it to Moline for two days for nose work. It was a lot of fun!
Two days after getting the boot off we resumed taking walks. We had to start slowly, with short walks, but last weekend, Mom promised me a walk to the bunny trails – one hour round trip! It’s my favorite walk, and I have really missed it! It was so much fun and made us both so happy! Mom’s legs were a bit tired after not walking much for two months, but it was still fun!
Walking is definitely one of those things you take for granted until you can’t walk. Being on your own with three dogs and a boot is not easy. Thank goodness we had some great friends to help us out. Things like going to the grocery store became a huge project because of the walking. Just going from the desk to the kitchen was a chore. We now have a huge appreciation for anyone with walking issues for whatever reason!
The doctor says Mom can start running again now, but she is going to just enjoy walking for a while…well, in agility with my sisters she has done a bit of short running. It’s nice to just start getting back to our normal life, and we are, oh so thankful the break was not worse than it was and has healed so well! Thank you all for the positive thoughts and prayers!
Today we are joining Brian’s blog in the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. Stop by some other blogs to find out what they are thankful for!